Ryan Samsel

Samsel was a part of a group that knocked down barriers, causing a Capitol Police officer to fall and hit her head and lose consciousness.  Samsel, according to the officer said, “We don’t have to hurt you, why are you in our way?”.  Samsel then picked up the semi-conscious officer, who was quickly collected by Capitol Police.  Samsel is later seen trying to take a riot shield from a uniformed officer.  There is no detail if Samsel entered the Capitol after this violent behavior.

He has a major criminal background history, highlighted in https://conandaily.com/2021/06/05/ryan-samsel-biography-13-things-about-us-capitol-riot-suspect-from-bristol-pennsylvania/

Please keep in mind that in the United States, every citizen charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty.


Civil Disorder (1) Assaulting, Resisting or Impeding Certain Officers Using a Dangerous Weapon, Inflicting Bodily Injury, and Aiding and Abetting (2) Assaulting, Resisting or Impeding Certain Officers Using a Dangerous Weapon and Aiding and Abetting (3) Entering or remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (5) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (6) Engaging in Physical Violence in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon, Resulting in Significant Bodily Injury (7) Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building or Grounds (8) Act of Physical Violence in the Capitol Grounds or Buildings and Aiding and Abetting (9) Obstruction of an Official Proceeding (10) Civil Disorder (11) Assaulting Resisting or Impeding Certain Officers (12)

Case Status

Arrested 1/30/21 in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Indicted 8/25/21. Entered a plea of not guilty as to all counts on 9/14/21 and again on 11/23/21. At an arraignment on 1/27/22 with all defendants, he entered another not guilty plea as to all counts. Pretrial Conference set for October 10, 2023 at 9:30 AM in Courtroom 21. Jury Trial set for October 23, 2023, at 9:30 AM in Courtroom 21 before Judge Jia M. Cobb. Samsel remains committed.

USA Attorney

Karen Rochlin
DC Bar No. 394447 Assistant United States Attorney Detailee U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of Florida 99 N.E. 4th Street Miami, Florida 33132 Phone-(786) 972-9045 Email- [email protected]

USA Attorney

James I. Pearce
Criminal Division, Appellate Section 950 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20530 Phone-(202) 532-4911 Email- [email protected]

USA Attorney

Alexandra F. Foster
Assistant United States Attorney Washington, D.C. Bar No. 470096 880 Front Street, Room 6293 San Diego, CA 92101 Phone- (619)-546-6735 Email: [email protected]

Ryan Samsel's Mailing Address

Ryan Samsel-#28332-509
P.O. BOX 329002

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